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  • Published: 16 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760890377
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00

The Wattle Island Book Club




A moving and heartwarming story about taking risks and finding a new lease on life, by the bestselling author of The Banksia Bay Beach Shack.

Not everyone is telling the full story…DESPAIRA young Anne flees Wattle Island in 1950, heartbroken and desperate to make her own way in the world. As she begins to forge a life for herself in the city, a forbidden love returns, and she is faced with a choice that could destroy all she has built. When disaster changes her life forever, starting the Wattle Island Book Club is the only thing that offers her solace.

COURAGELibrarian Grace Elliot has been writing bucket lists since she was seven. Being asked to revive the dormant Wattle Island Book Club, ticks another item off her list. Arriving on the island, she finds not everyone is happy to have the book club back. All too aware of how fragile life is, Grace knows she has to help the residents of Wattle Island find the bravery to move beyond their past.

HOPEEight years ago tragedy brought the Wattle Island Book Club to an end. But in her fading twilight years, eighty-something Anne is determined to resurrect it and help her grandson, Sam, make peace with the guilt he’s been carrying for nearly a decade. A spark between Sam and Grace offers Anne hope, but she fears some wounds are too deep to heal and time is running out.Welcome to the Wattle Island Book Club, where hope is lost and found, and love lights the dark.

  • Published: 16 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760890377
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

Sandie Docker

Sandie Docker grew up in Coffs Harbour, and first fell in love with reading when her father introduced her to fantasy books as a teenager. Her love of fiction began when she first read Jane Austen for the HSC, but it wasn't until she was taking a translation course at university that her Mandarin lecturer suggested she might have a knack for writing – a seed of an idea that sat quietly in the back of her mind while she lived overseas and travelled the world. Sandie first decided to put pen to paper (yes, she writes everything the old-fashioned way before hitting a keyboard) when living in London. Now back in Sydney with her husband and daughter, she writes every day.

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